Safe Zone Allies (148 and counting!)
We are members of many academic departments within Kingsborough Community College.
We are also Student Leaders.
We signed this pledge:
As an Ally, I understand that it is the policy of The City University of New York and the constituent colleges and units of The University to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, legally registered domestic partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic violence. (CUNY Policies and Procedures on Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, July 2016)
As an Ally, I believe all individuals have the right to grow, learn, work, and develop in a healthy and supportive environment, free of prejudice and discrimination.
As an Ally, I am committed to fighting homophobia and heterosexism on campus and in my community.
As an Ally, I pledge myself to increasing visibility on campus for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning individuals by being open and willing to foster a safer environment.
As an Ally, I pledge to practice a policy of zero indifference to name calling and put-downs.
As an Ally, I will strive to use inclusive language in my written and spoken communication.
As an Ally, I am willing to talk to, listen to, be a friend to, and support anyone in need from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community.
As an Ally, I pledge to continue to educate myself on LGBTQ concerns.